Project Plant It! is back! Dominion Energy is passing out free redbud seedlings to elementary school students to teach them about the importance of trees in their ecosystem. Arbor Day is Friday, April 26th, and the kids are encouraged to plant the trees with their parents. Since the program started in 2007, Dominion Energy has given away 570,000 tree seedlings, which equates to about 1,425 acres of forest if all of the trees are planted and grow to full maturity.
For more information on the program, how to plant the tree, and other resources, visit projectplantit.com. There’s also an educator’s guide on the website that provides teachers with 12 STEM-based lessons and activities about trees.